About Polish Courts' Case Law

Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich [Polish Courts’ Case Law] is the oldest continuously issued Polish scholarly journal where research focuses on the decisions of Polish courts, in both the first and second instances, as well as courts examining extraordinary appeals or constitutional complaints.

The periodical presents individual court judgments and remarks in the form of commentaries on these judgments.

Thanks to its synthetic and problem-oriented character, a commentary on a judgment – being the basic and one of the oldest forms of academic reflection in jurisprudence – enables the commentator to refer to recent issues examined by Polish courts and to expand the readers’ knowledge by presenting the current background, while putting the judgments in the context of existing literature and case law.

The author receives 40 points for a publication in Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich
(according to the Annex to the Communication of the Minister of Education and Science of 9 February 2021, as amended by the Communication of 18 February 2021, regarding the list of academic journals and reviewed materials from international conferences, issued on the basis of Article 267(3) of the Act on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018, Polish Journal of Laws [Dziennik Ustaw], consolidated text: 2021, item 478, as amended).

The journal is included in the international European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH+) database.

The journal’s mission is to disseminate knowledge about selected case law of Polish courts concerning topical issues and to present systematic and comprehensive legal academic reflection on these issues.

When discussing the judgments, the authors stress the importance, the topical character, and the socioeconomic consequences of individual judicial decisions; they also attempt to spot trends in the development of Polish case law.

The requirements set for the commentaries published in Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich are just as high as those for academic articles. The review process employed by the Editorial Board ensures meeting these requirements. Commentaries accepted for print are original academic papers, containing multi-aspect analyses of the legal questions that the commented judgments concern.

The systematic character means that case law has been analysed in a continuous manner, without interruptions, since 1957. Moreover, the current Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich continues the legacy of a pre-WWII periodical also titled Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich. The journal is published monthly, always with the same sections and a similar number of judgments and commentaries.

The comprehensive character of the analyses is manifested in the fact that scholarly reflection covers judgments of general and administrative courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Poland. Each issue contains commentaries from the four main groups of legal questions decided by Polish courts: private law, criminal law, labour and social security law, and public law.

Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich remains of current relevance, because it accepts papers discussing judgments issued recently, where topical problems important for Polish case law are decided.

Ethical principles
Ethical principles concerning publications in academic journals, Ethical principles for authors, Responsibilities of the editorial board, Responsibilities of reviewers.

Zasady zgłaszania
Conditions for accepting articles for publication

Editorial Team

Editorial Board



Professor at the Kozminski University in Warsaw, arbitrator adjudicating at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Academie International de Droit Comparé) in Paris, member of numerous codification commissions, member of numerous editorial boards or programme councils of journals.

Managing editor

ORCID: 0000-0001-5805-048X

Postdoctoral degree holder, employee of the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative Law.

PhD degree holder as of 1975. In the years 1967–1990, academic at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Faculty of Law and Administration, Department of Labour Law).

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Postdoctoral degree holder, retired judge of the Supreme Administrative Court; as of October 1st, 2010, associate professor at the Kozminski University in Warsaw.

PhD degree holder in legal sciences; as of 1997 judge of the Supreme Court, adjudicating in the Criminal Law Division of the Supreme Court.

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Professor and postdoctoral degree holder; retired judge of the Supreme Court, professor at the College of Law of the Kozminski University in Warsaw; specialist in the fields of civil proceedings and substantive civil law.

Editorial Committee

  • prof. dr hab. Marek Safjan (przewodniczący)
    Sędzia Trybunału Sprawiedliwości Unii Europejskiej, urlopowany profesor Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
  • prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Ereciński
    Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • prof. dr hab. Lech Gardocki
    Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • prof. dr hab. Jan Jończyk
    Uniwersytet Wrocławski
  • prof. dr hab. Ewa Łętowska
    Instytut Nauk Prawnych PAN
  • prof. dr hab. Walerian Sanetra
    Uniwersytet Białostocki
  • prof. dr hab. Jan Skupiński
    Uniwersytet Gdański
  • prof. dr hab. Janusz Trzciński
    Uniwersytet Wrocławski
  • prof. dr hab. Stanisław Waltoś
    Uniwersytet Jagielloński


The (peer) reviewers of Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich monthly for 2020 included the following persons:

  • Zdzisław Brodecki
  • Teresa Dukiet-Nagórska
  • Bogusława Gnela
  • Edward Gniewek
  • Jacek Górecki
  • Kazimierz Jaśkowski
  • Andrzej Kabat
  • Przemysław Kalinowski
  • Andrzej Matan
  • Teresa Mróz
  • Leszek Ogiegło
  • Aleksander Oleszko
  • Piotr Stec
  • Andrzej Torbus
  • Tadeusz Wiśniewski
  • Feliks Zedler

Contact Us

Contact Us
For more information on the journal contact the Editorial Board

Wolters Kluwer Polska Sp. z o.o.
ul. Przyokopowa 33
01-208 Warszawa

e-mail: [email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]

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